Monday, December 28, 2009

Fear and Loathing in Arizona

We were somewhere near Cottonwood on the edge of Yavapai County when the dread began to take hold.
Unfortunately, the Burgs did not have a well-equipped trunk.

Erik Realizes Snow is Fun . . .

Especially when throwing it against solid objects. Look how the snow flies upon impact! Pretty awesome . . .

Death Stairs

AKA our walk up from the subway after a delightful Christmas Party. I suppose this is what we get for going to a party in the middle of a blizzard. What can I say? We will do anything for free food and drinks.

Best. Day. Ever.

We enjoyed the snow and general Holiday festivities of Manhattan the day before departing for Arizona.

First Stop: Museum of Natural History.
The decorations? Adorable.
The snow? Beautiful.
The Tourists? Just Awful.
Overall? One of the best days since we've arrived to NYC.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Erik Realizes Snow is Wet . . .

. .  . but he totally stuck the landing, so he's pretty excited at this moment. Upon further reflection, the cold wet jeans were worth the win. 


This was our first experience with snow together and we were doing our best to make the most of it.  So like any normal adults, we took turns seeing who could jump the furthest into the snow from our back steps.* Clearly, Erik won. Look at the height on the approach!

*Karen would've preferred making snowmen as she feels the above challenge was skewed to the height-privileged. Unfortunately, it was that stupid powdery snow that is completely useless for a proper Frosty homage.

What's Cold, White and Up to Karen's Shins?

Give up?

It's snow! We had our first real snow storm last night and it covered the city in a blanket of snow. Karen thought she'd put on a little outfit and investigate our backyard.

You're no King's Head, guvnah!

On Sunday, Karen and Erik went Ceol for lunch. Erik had the fish and chips, Karen had the Irish breakfast. The "chips" were french fries, they had NO HP sauce and the breakfast was pretty much inedible. I know we're partial to English breakfast, but this wasn't even funny . . .

A sign outside advertised unlimited drinks with brunch. In retrospect, we should've taken them up on this offer.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This is what 4 am looks like.

Last Friday, Erik had to be at work at 5am. Look at that empty train. Looks nice, right? All of this can be yours if you leave the house at 3:45 am. Act now!

Witness Protection Anyone?

This may be true but I'm not sure why after 30+ years, some poor citizen of Manhattan can't let this go . . . Did Karen Hill move back to NY?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eat Your Heart Out, Mr. Stieglitz!

I was so impressed with Erik's skills that I begged him to post this photo. I have nothing clever to say, it's just a gorgeous shot of a rain slicked city on a cold November afternoon.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Commerce . . .

Everywhere we go, the Christmas decorations are in full bloom. Erik took this picture on a break the morning of Black Friday* at Columbus Circle. It was a lot busier than it looks, trust us.

*Contrary to popular belief, this it is not named Black Friday because people tend to die during crazy early bird stampedes at local electronics stores. Rather, it is named Black Friday because traditionally companies ran such tight margins all year that this is the first day they were "in the black." Karen only expects fellow business d-bags to get this reference. Sorry to everyone who is cool and not enslaved by "The Man."